Neighborhood Conference

Neighborhood Coordinator

Debbie Sharp
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 546
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Neighborhood Conference

The City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Conference is held annually for everyone who participates in a neighborhood organization and for all local residents who are interested in the quality of life in Knoxville's neighborhoods.

If you did not register for the 2021 Conference, you can still participate tomorrow March 27, from 8-2 p.m.  You will need to copy and paste into your search engine (like google search or internet explorer).  On the right hand side you will see a box that says "Not Registered"?  Click on that and enter your information to participate.  

Each year, this FREE conference includes workshops, 40+ information booths, awards ceremonies, door prizes, and lots of opportunities to meet others, like you, who are working to make their neighborhoods safer, more livable, more beautiful, and more friendly. 

“This is the next best thing to seeing everyone in person,” says Neighborhood Coordinator Debbie Sharp. “The virtual event will recreate the informative and fun aspects of the Conference that are possible thanks to our participants--engaged neighbors and community-minded organizations who are enthusiastic about creating and supporting strong neighborhoods.” 

The conference will include welcome remarks by Mayor Indya Kincannon, community information booths, and ceremonies to present the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year and Neighborhood Achievement awards

Three workshops will be available to view during the conference:

• Learning About KPD and PARC: Four members of the Knoxville Police Department and LaKenya Middlebrook, Director of the Police Advisory and Review Committee, will answer questions and address concerns submitted by Knoxville residents.

• How to Be a Good Neighbor – Addressing Mental Health: Participants will learn how to respect varying levels of mental health in their communities, how to recognize signs of mental distress, and how to intervene for the health of our neighbors and neighborhoods.

• Diving into City Government: Former Deputy to the Mayor Bill Lyons will explain how city government works, its structure and processes, and what residents should know to make informed decisions. 

The conference platform provides space for attendees to chat with each other, and everyone who registers will be eligible to win door prizes. In addition, registered guests will have access to the conference content for a week after the event to watch or rewatch a presentation or workshop, take notes from a booth, etc. 

The 10 neighborhood groups with the most members registered for the conference will receive a gift of 25 face masks bearing the Neighborhood Conference logo. 

Sponsors of the 2021 Neighborhoods Conference are Three Rivers Market, Home Federal Bank, Compass Knox and Mast General Store